August 1, 2007

Mini-review: "The Giant's House," by Elizabeth McCracken

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The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken
The Giant's House (book; 1996)
By Elizabeth McCracken

Quirky, funny, smartass, heartbreaking -- such words sum up the entire career of author Elizabeth McCracken, and the excellent novel "The Giant's House" is no exception. The witty love story of a misfit librarian and the nation's tallest man, set in a simpler yet more complex 1950s, this novel will have you laughing and holding back tears at various different points of the reading. Highly recommended, as is the rest of her work.

Out of 10: 9.1

Filed by Jason Pettus at 5:19 PM, August 1, 2007. Filed under: Literature | Literature:Fiction | Reviews |